Matthew McConaughey talks about How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days sequel

Daniella Scott
·2-min read
Photo credit: Paramount Pictures
Photo credit: Paramount Pictures

From Cosmopolitan

Here's some huge news of the best kind, Matthew McConaughey has discussed the possibility of a How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days sequel, and not only does he think it's is perfectly primed for a second film but he also could be on board to star. Ready your love ferns, everyone.

Speaking to E!'s Daily Pop McConaughey spoke about whether he would return for a second instalment of the hit 2003 rom-com, "possibly," he answered, which is pretty promising since McConaughey famously ditched the genre in 2010.

"I mean, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is teed up, you know, teed up for one that you could easily do a sequel," he continued.

"And that was a really good one. As far as romantic comedies go, that was a really good one. And it lasts! People still love that one. I enjoyed that one quite a bit."

In his new book Greenlights McConaughey reveals that in 2010 he turned down $14.5m to star in another rom-com, saying he wanted to take his career in another direction.

"I never regretted that," he explained of the decision. That was during a two-year hiatus I was taking from the romantic comedies that I'd been doing and the action-adventures I had been doing."

Photo credit: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days - Paramount
Photo credit: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days - Paramount

"I was very clear... look, intellectually, that was a hard one to say 'no' to," he continued. "Just looking at that sheer number - are you kidding me? Wow. But I knew I needed to remain on my sabbatical from the films I had been doing for my own soul. And so, no, I never regretted it."

McConaughey said that the decision although the decision sent a signal to Hollywood "what followed that was 14 months of absolutely no offers coming in," before he eventually landed huge roles in films like Dallas Buyers Club (for which he won an Oscar) and The Wolf of Wall Street.

Photo credit: Paramount
Photo credit: Paramount

We're overjoyed that your career went in the direction you wanted, Matthew, but if you could just end the hiatus for a How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days sequel we'd really appreciate it.

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